EXCITING NEWS - John Anderson is Woodcrest’s next Lead Pastor. More details here!


Hope Begins With A Meal (HBWAM) is a ministry that was started in partnership with Union Gospel Mission in 2017 to provide Thanksgiving meals to people in need in the greater Twin Cities area. More recently, the ministry has evolved to become Woodcrest-specific with a registration program to serve individuals and families in the communities immediately surrounding Woodcrest.


Woodcrest Church will not be conducting the Hope Begins With A Meal (HBWAM) ministry in 2023.  In the past nine months, seven of the eleven HBWAM Leadership Team members have moved out of the area.  In addition, after seven years of serving, several of the other leaders have expressed the need to step back from their roles, resulting in a lack of leadership necessary to support this ministry.  Donations can still be made to the HBWAM fund and will be used to support future outreach initiatives as opportunities in the local community arise.